Veiled Female Head

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
late 2nd century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 107.

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7738

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Veiled female head, broken at base of neck. A fillet passes across the forehead in two ridges connected in the middle by a short crosspiece. Veil has traces of dark blue. White slip well preserved. Nose damaged.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: from the private collection of the late M. Baltazzi); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution